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Winnebago County Nutrition Program

Good nutrition is critical to good health, no matter what the age.  Studies show that the right diet and adequate intake are especially important for older people and that poor nutrition is the biggest threat to an older adult’s independence. The Nutrition Program offers tasty, nutritious meals to older adults at senior dining sites and delivers meals to homebound persons throughout Winnebago County. Each meal provides at least 1/3 of the daily amounts of nutrients needed to promote good health. Participants are encouraged to donate toward the cost of the meal, but no one (aged 60 or older) will be denied a meal regardless of their ability to donate.

Information for volunteers

Eligibility & enrollment

Winnebago County Nutrition Program volunteers are asked to fill out a one page registration form at the time of enrollment. Volunteers over age 55 will be enrolled in the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.

Volunteer Opportunities

Congregate Meal Site Volunteer: Serve as host/hostess, sign in participants and take reservations, answer the phone, set tables, serve food, clear tables, wash dishes, and maintain the cleanliness of the meal site in accordance with Health Department regulations.

Meal Site volunteers generally serve between 10:00am and 12:30pm Monday through Friday. Shifts are flexible and volunteers are able to choose how many days they would like to serve.

Sign up now

There are 11 meal sites in Winnebago County. Please click HERE to choose where you would like to serve. After you have made your choice or if you are unsure of where to serve contact the Winnebago County Volunteer Development Specialist at: 920-426-0150.


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